A group of 10 foreigners were caught taking a walk in northern India’s Rishikesh, they had broke Covid-19 lockdown rules.Thus, the authorities made them to write “I am so sorry” 500 times as punishment.
The exact wording the foreigners were made to write were: “I did not follow the rules of lockdown so I am so sorry”.
These travellers were from Israel, Mexico, Australia and Austria.A photo circulating on Twitter showed a group of Westerners writing on pieces of paper while watched over by police holding sticks.
A local police officer said the unusual punishment was handed out to teach them a lesson.
Police said they would direct hotels in the area to allow foreign guests to step out only if accompanied by local helpers. Establishments that did not follow the order could face legal action, While, foreigners who break the lockdown rules will be treated less severe unusual punishment.
More than 700 foreign tourists from the US, Australia, Mexico and Israel staying in the area had flouted the lockdown rules in India.
According to CNA, police officers in some states punished people who ventured outdoors with beatings, and in some cases, push-ups, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered 21-day nationwide confinement to limit the spread of Covid-19.
Police enforced the lockdown by beating people with batons, and in Mumbai, Nagpur, and Mau cities law enforcement resorted to handing out sit-ups and squats in public as punishment.
The nationwide lockdown was imposed near the end of March, with residents permitted to leave their homes only for essential services such as buying groceries and medicine.
On Sunday, India had registered more than 8,446 Covid-19 cases and 288 deaths from the disease as of Apr 12.
Source : News18